Events in year of 1493

  • 01-04Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
  • 01-091st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)
  • 01-12Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
  • 01-16Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
  • 03-15Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after 1st new world voyage
  • 05-04Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
  • 05-23King Charles VIII and Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis
  • 08-19Maximilian I of Austria becomes Roman Catholic German Emperor
  • 09-25Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
  • 11-11Columbus discovers Saba
  • 11-19Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

People born in year of 1493

  • 03-15Anne Pierre Adrien Duke of Montmorency: Marshal of France
  • 05-01Phillippus Paracelsus: Switzerland -- Physician / Alchemist (or 11 / 10)
  • 09-28Agnolo Firenzuola [Giovannini]: Italian Monk (Golden Donkey)
  • 12-17Philippus A Paracelsus: Switzerland -- Physician / Alchemist (Liber paramixum)

People died in year of 1493

  • 03-18John of Lannoy: Flemish Governor / Viceroy of the Netherlands / Zealand, dies at 82
  • 08-19Frederick III of Innsbruck: German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77
  • 09-20Philippe Pot: Governor / Viceroy of Burgundy

Events in year of 1494

  • 01-01Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia
  • 01-25Alfonso II replaces his father as King of Naples
  • 05-03Columbus discovers Jamaica
  • 05-03Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
  • 05-04Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica
  • 05-05On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
  • 06-07Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divide America
  • 11-18French King Charles VIII occupies Florence

People born in year of 1494

  • 02-20Johan Friis: Chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
  • 03-01Il Bacchiacca [Franceso Ubertini]: Italian painter
  • 03-24Georgius Agricola: Germany -- Mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
  • 04-20John Agricola [Schneider]: German theologist / Prime Minister
  • 05-25Jacopo Pontormo II: Italy -- Painter (Sepulture of Christ)
  • 11-05Hans Sachs: Composer
  • 11-06Sulayman I [the Great]: Sultan of Turkey (1520-66)

People died in year of 1494

  • 01-25Ferdinand I: Cruel King of Naples
  • 08-11Hans Memling [John Memlinc]: Flemish Painter (Passietaferelen)
  • 10-22Gian Galeazzo: Italian Duke of Milan (1476-94)
  • 11-08Melozzo da Forli: Italian painter, dies at about 56